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Megha V. Rao, MD, MHA
Internal Medicine
 
4.6 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Rao specializes in geriatric care, preventive care, chronic disease management and chronic pain.
Personal Information
Dr. Rao enjoys yoga, pilates, hiking and traveling with her young family.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India, 2006

Internship
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, West Palm Beach, Fla., 2012
Residency
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, West Palm Beach, Fla., 2014
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Dr. Rao was very clear with her information. my father is 95 and this is important- she was also kind and compassionate with someone who is very elderly. A+ doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
This wasn't the dr. I typically see so I felt a little disconnected. She was very thorough but it felt very rushed/hurried through process and especially next steps.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Virginia Mason provides great health care, I am fortunate to be in the care of Dr. Megah Rao. She is excellent and is following up on a problem that I encountered more that a year ago. She suggested that I have an x-ray... I am delighted that she is referring this matter to a specialist. I have recommended Virginia Mason to many who are looking for great healthcare.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Rao is such a good listener. She includes me in decisions, makes me feel like I matter I appreciate her kind of care very much.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
amazing very good
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
The medical professional seemed rushed and didn't really spend any good quality time with me. She referred me out for the concern I had about menopause to an OBGYN. The clinic visit was noted as the reason for my visit was to talk about menopause. If she looked at the clinic notes reason for the visit was to continue my refills of my prescriptions and to obtain a Primary Care physician which I haven't had a may years. She was running late on her schedule. For a new patient appointment I didn't feel she tried to make a good connection with her new patient. Standard 10-15min rushed appointment with no physical or to speak to me about my overall health conditions or concerns.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
complete and convenient
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I loved *Dr. Rao! She is not my primary dr. but I wish she was! She was so thorough and I left with confidence I would get better. Everything she anticipated for my recovery was exactly what happened. I am 100% again!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Was very pleased with this dr. listened, prescribed appro. if I ever need to change from my current primary, I want her!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
I'm very fortunate to have Dr. Megha Rao as my primary care physician.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Doctor was rushed to go to a protest. Only talked about 2 minutes! Nurse was more approachable.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
She cares for me like family. I appreciate her and trust her with my care.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
First time seeing Dr. Rao, very grateful and impressed with her care
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
I really like Dr Rao. She asks lots of questions to try to figure out what might be going on in my body.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Wonderful visit with Dr Rao, she remembers me, she listens to me, she genuinely cares for me, I feel much better mentally after talking with her. I wouldn't see any other Dr
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Rao is the best doctor. We have had in a long time. 5 star plus.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
She supplied medication that I'm allergic to
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I really liked her.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Rao is wonderful. She is always so easy to talk to and very caring. This visit was a wellness check and she went over all my medical history and helped me to understand DNR, which is very overwhelming and confusing. I'm so blessed to have her for my primary care provider.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Rao, while very focused on my issue of the visit, also provides such positivity, great ideas to improve my health & overall compassion for people. She's awesome.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I like her very much.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Rao is being, by far, the most engaged physician we have encountered. At 88 years old with multiple afflictions Dr. Rao is showing a willingness to coordinate with all auxiliary physicians to increase the efficacy of overall care.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I like Dr Rao. She's engaging, detail oriented, structured, and knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I have met with her twice now and both times she seemed in a hurry to be elsewhere.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
She is very good and friendly. She is totally open to talking about different options and answered my questions very well. But she did not include me in decisions about my care or treatments on her own, only after I had inquired. To be fair, it may have been a cut and dry treatment for someone with experience, but I would have liked more details about the medicine I was taking, side effects, as well as more choice in the tests I could take (which were given later very promptly after I had asked).
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
she's an awesome MD
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
this is my first visit with the doctor and I am very impressed. I have been Dr Endow's patient forever and I have struggled to find my forever doctor again until know. I'm very optimistic!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Rao did an extraordinary job as not only a doctor but a person as well. She listened to my concerns and explained the reasons for my problems and where I could go from there. From the moment she walked into the room till the moment she left I was very happy with my experience and will be coming back.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I am looking forward to becoming a regular patient of Dr. Rao.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Very thorough and referred me to my normal internist for further evaluation.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Rao is an excellent listener. She asks difficult questions tactfully and provides guidance when asked.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
This appointment with *Dr. Megha Rao was my first visit.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr Rao clearly took interest in my concerns, but had a gameplan of what she wanted to do on our first meeting and made sure to keep the appointment rolling. She described here decisions to me thoroughly, what she cared about and why, also what she didn't care about. My only comment is that she calls me by my middle name instead of my first name, which is a bit weird but since my first name is weird I'm used to rolling with it. She's great.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
very fortunate having such a good provider.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
She is terrific, very pleased w/her!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
DR, Megha Rao is a very competent, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable physician.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Very impressed with her care and concern
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Have recommended her to 2 friends.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Too sensitive & when I ask about medication or her feedback she said she didn't think that we were compatible and that I may want to seek out others who work there. I explained that I have many allergies to medications and since I was new to the clinic I was trying to inform her about my health. She seemed to calm down a bit.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Rao seemed frustrated and impatient with me. I didn't feel like she was really listening to me or cared about my health concerns. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Rao because her profile stated she specializes in geriatric care. I'm 69 and was hoping she would help me to understand my age-related health concerns. Her temperament did not reflect someone who was understanding or compassionate for an elderly person. I won't be establishing care with her.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Amazing!!!
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
*Dr. Rao was very helpful. She answered all of my questions, gave me good advice she was very respectful, and kind; and professional. I was very pleased to know that she will be my primary care doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
I am extremely happy with Dr. Rao. I hope she doesn't leave.